FLWT Hosts Derek Weidman

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FLWT is hosting national turner Derek Weidman (www.weidmanwoodsculpture.com) for our October monthly meeting. Mr. Weidman is known for his sculptural turned figures and he will be speaking at a special Friday evening club meeting on October 17th. Derek has dedicated the last seven years to exploring lathe-based sculpture.  His approach involves multi-axis turning as the foundation of his work.  By using the unique shaping processes of turning, Derek has created a descriptive visual language that only the lathe can speak.  This carving process creates novel representations of a wide range of subjects, from those based on human anatomy to various animal forms.  Derek works from a basic question, “What would this look like if rendered through the lens of a wood lathe?”” So from human heads to rhinos, mandrills to birds, Derek captures each idea in a way it has not been expressed before.

His talk Friday evening will be on his work and turning techniques and he will also show us a bit of turning. On Saturday October 18th, Derek will be demonstrating his techniques for (sculptural) turning an animal figure as well as a head figure.  Time permitting, Derek will also show us his embellishment and finishing techniques.  The Saturday event will be an extended demonstration of all aspects of Derek’s techniques and there will be a lot of interesting information presented for turners of all levels.  On Sunday October 19th, Derek will work with us on a hands-on workshop applying his techniques.

Our Friday night meeting starts with a show and share at 6:00pm with a short business meeting and Derek’s lecture beginning at about 6:45pm. The Saturday demonstration of turning will be from 9:00am until approximately 4:00pm. We will break for a short lunch during the day but the club will not be providing lunch so please come prepared with your own. The Friday meeting is of course free and open to all. The Saturday demonstration is also open to all and is only $35.  For Saturday and Sunday participation the cost is $100.

Special Friday Night Meeting: October 17th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday Demonstration: October 18th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday Workshop: October 19th, 9:00 am – Early afternoon

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The Friday meeting and the Saturday demonstration will be held at our normal meeting place (see below).  We will provide details on the Sunday Workshop location during our Friday Meeting.

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning Training Center
180 Charlotte St
Rochester, N.Y.

Finger Lakes Woodturners September 2014 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular September club meeting on Thursday, September 18th. The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature FLWT lifetime member, Ed Lehman with Turning a Necklace Holder.

This is a practical project that will help you sharpen your spindle turning skills. It’s not too difficult and it will allow you to create a nice gift for someone special.  Ed will show us everything that we need to know!  This is our first meeting of the new season, so come on out and reconnect with your woodturning friends and learn some new skills.  We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

FLWT 2014 – 2015 Schedule

Finger Lakes Woodturners 2014-2015 Season Schedule

September 18 Ed Lehman – Necklace Holder
October 17-19 Derek Weidman (National Turner) – Sculpting On The Lathe – National Speaker (Friday night meeting, Saturday demo, Sunday Workshop) see www.wiedmanwoodsculpture.com
November 20 Mike Brawley – Tops
December 18 Terry Lund – Pepper Mill
January 15 Cliff Weatherell – Suspended Bowl
February 19 Dan Meyerhoefer – Finial Box
March 19 Sam Tischler – Lamp
April 17-19 Beth Ireland (National Turner) – Turning Outside The Box – National Speaker (Friday night meeting, Saturday demo, Sunday Workshop) see www.bethireland.net
May 21 Jim Hotaling – Fluting

Finger Lakes Woodturners May 2014 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular May club meeting on Thursday, May 15th. The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

Because we were unable to hold our April meeting we will be presenting that demonstration, so this month we will feature FLWT member, Ralph Mosher with Turning a Three-Sided Goblet.

Definitely a new take on turning a goblet, Ralph will be showing us all how he combines traditional Goblet turning techniques with multi-axis turning. The end result is a very unique turning that is sure to attract lots of positive attention. There are sure to be a lot of new skills to learned at this demonstration, so don’t miss it! We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Finger Lakes Woodturners April 2014 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular April club meeting on Thursday, April 17th. The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month will feature FLWT member, Ralph Mosher with Turning a Three-Sided Goblet.

Definitely a new take on turning a goblet, Ralph will be showing us all how he combines traditional Goblet turning techniques with multi-axis turning.  The end result is a very unique turning that is sure to attract lots of positive attention.   There are sure to be a lot of new skills to learned at this demonstration, so don’t miss it!  We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

FLWT Hosts Bob Rosand

FLWT is hosting national turner Bob Rosand (www.rrosand.com) for our March monthly meeting. Mr. Rosand is known for his turned projects from scrap wood and he will be speaking at a special Friday evening club meeting on March 21st. His talk that evening will be on his work and turning techniques and he will also show us a bit of turning. On Saturday March 22nd, Bob will be demonstrating his techniques for turning a multitude of objects on the lathe. The Saturday event will be an extended demonstration of all aspects of Bob’s techniques and there will be a lot of interesting information presented for turners of all levels.

Our Friday night meeting starts with a show and share at 6:00pm with a short business meeting and Bob’s lecture beginning at about 6:45pm. The Saturday demonstration of turning will be from 9:00am until approximately 4:00pm. We will break for a short lunch during the day but the club will not be providing lunch so please come prepared with your own. The Friday meeting is of course free and open to all. The Saturday demonstration is also open to all and is only $35.

Special Friday Night Meeting: March 21st, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday Demonstration: March 22nd, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Friday meeting and the Saturday demonstration will be held at our normal meeting place:

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning Training Center
180 Charlotte St
Rochester, N.Y.


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